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HELEN CASHMAN, Chairman 
MINERVA HUBBARD 
HELEN HUNT 



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MARY E. RATHBUN 
M. AGNES REARDON 
M. LOUISE SMITH 



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HENRY LEFAVOUR, Ph.D., LL.D. SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD, A.M. 

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.. The Faculty .. 



JAMES FLACK NORRIS, Ph.D. FRANK EDGAR FARLEY, Ph.D. 

Professor of Chemistry Professor of English 



THEODORE HOUGH, Ph.D. JEFFREY RICHARDSON BRACKETT, Ph.D. 

Professor of Biology Associate Professor of the Theory and Practice 

of Philanthropic Work 



.. The Faculty .. 



ALFRED BULL NICHOLS, A.B. EDWARD HENRY ELDRIDGE, A.M. 

Associate Professor of German Assistant Professor of Shorthand and 

Typewriting 



REGINALD RUSDEN GOODELL, A.M. MARY ESTHER ROBBINS 

Associate Professor of Romance Languages Assistant Professor of Library Science 



The Faculty .. 



FOY SPENCER BALDWIN, Ph.D. 

Instructor in Economics 



HARRISON HITCHCOCK BROWN, Ph.D. 

Instructor in Physics 



ROBERT MATTESON JOHNSTON, A.M. 

Instructor in History 



HESTER CUNNINGHAM, A.B. 

Secretary 



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Pictures of Students 



1. JOSEPHINE ABBOTT. 

{Secretarial School.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in Lawrence, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, 25 Hanover St., Lynn, Mass. Prepared at Lynn Classical 
HighSchool. Committees; Class Social, 1903 ; Freshman Party, 1905. 
Freshman Dance; Commencement. 



4. LAURA M. BRAGG. 

(Library School.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in Northbridge, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, Greenland, New Hampshire. Prepared at Amesbury High 
School and at Lisbon (N. H.) High School. 



2. FLORENCE STRATTON ALLCHESf. 

(Library Sckool.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in Osaka, Japan. Home address, 
31 Kawageichi Cho, Osaka, Japan. Prepared at Oahu College, 
Honolulu, H. I., and at Newton High School. Leader of Glee Club 
1904-6. Member of committee on music for Guild. 



5. HELEN FRANCES CASHMAN. 

(Secretarial School.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in West Qirincy, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, 49 Cross St., West Quincy, Mass. Prepared at Quincy High 
School. Committees; Visiting Committee of Student Guild 1905-6; 
Chairman of Senior Book. 



3. WINNIFRED HUNTER ASHLEY. 

(School of Household Economics.) 

Born in New Bedford, Mass. Home address, 36 Morgan St., New 
Bedford, Mass. Prepared at New Bedford High School. Member 
of Senior Dance Committee. 



6. EMMA PEASE CONNER. 

(Secretarial School.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in Newfields, N. H. Home ad- 
dress, Newfields, N. H. Prepared at Robinson Seminary, Exeter, 
N. H. Secretary of Student Guild 1904-5; member of Nominating 
Committee 1905. 



Pictures of Students Continued 



7. SUSIE DICKERMAN. 

{School of Household Economics.) 

Born in New Hampton, N. H. Home address, 21 Mill St., Dor- 
chester, Mass. Prepared at Girls' High School, Boston, Mass. 
Committees; Nominating Committee 1904; Junior Luncheon; Chair- 
man Senior Monthly for November. 



10. 



LUCY MAY ELDER. 

(School of Household Economics.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Lynn, Mass. Home address, 33 
Chestnut St., Lynn Mass. Prepared at Lynn Classical High School, 
State Normal School at Salem, Mary Hemenway Department of 
Household Arts at State Normal School at Framingham. 



8. REBECCA DODD. 

(School of Household Economics.) 

Born in Roxbury, Mass. Home address, Norfolk House, Roxbury, 
Mass. Prepared at Roxbury High School. Committees; Nominat- 
ing Committee of Student Guild, 1904 ; Chairman Student Aid, 1904-5. 



11. 



ANNA HALE ELLIS. 
(Secretarial School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. 
dress, 276 Washington St., 
Academy, Braintree, Mass. 
for April. 



Born in Braintree, Mass. Home ad- 
Braintree, Mass. Prepared at Thayer 
Chairman committee for Senior Social 



9. JENNIE ELIZABETH DUNMORE. 

(Library School.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in Cambridge, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, 20 Columbus ave., Haverhill. Prepared at Haverhill High 
School. Class president Freshman, Sophomore and Senior years; 
Treasurer of Student Guild 1905-6; Committees; Freshman Party, 
1905; Junior Luncheon. 

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12. 



EDITH GERTRUDE EMERY. 

(School of Household Economics.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in South Boston, Mass. Home 
address, 557 Fifth St., South Boston, Mass. Prepared at Girls' 
High School, Boston, Mass. Class treasurer 1905-6; Committees; 
Nominating 1905 ; Senior Dance. 



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IS. 



WINNIFRED SAMPSON FARRELL. 

(Library School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Bedford, Mass. Home address, 
Newburyport, Mass. Prepared at Concord High School. Member 
of Ways and Means Committee. 



15. 



EDITH LOCKE HAMILTON. 

(School of Household Economics.) 



Born at Duxbury, Mass. Home address, 274 Tremont St., New- 
ton, Mass. Prepared at Newton High School. Member of Com- 
mittee for Freshman Party 1905. 



14. 



FLORENCE GERTRUDE FINLEY. 

(Library School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Lynn, Mass. Home address, 
Park Ave., Bradford, Mass. Prepared at Haverhill High School. 



16. 



ELSIE RAYMOND METCALF. 

(Secretarial School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Kansas City, Missouri. Home 
address, 60 Crescent St., Franklin. Mass. Prepared at Dean Aca 
demy, Franklin, Mass. Member of Ways and Means Committee. 



17. 



ALICE GERTRUDE HIGGINS. 

(Library School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Quincy, Mass. Home address, 
125 Atlantic St., Atlantic, Mass. Prepared at Quincy High School. 
Class Treasurer 1902-4; Committees; Amendment of Constitution 
1903; Freshman Party 1905 ; Senior Privileges. 



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18. 



FANNY REYNOLDS HOWE. 
(School of Household Economics.) 



Born in Brookline, Mass. Home address, 526 Chestnut St., 
Brookline, Mass. Prepared at Miss Pierce's School, Brookline; Miss 
Cushman's School, Chestnut Hill, and Miss Winsor's School, Boston. 



21. 



HENRIETTA MAY HURLEY. 

(Secretarial School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Rockland, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, Rockland, Mass. Prepared at Rockland High School. Mem- 
ber of Nominating Committee, 1904. 



19. 



MINERVA HUBBARD. 

(Library School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Lowell, Mass. Home address, 
Pasadena, California. Prepared at Miss Caper's School, Northamp- 
ton, Mass.; Miss Orton's School, Pasadena, California. Private 
schools of Madamoiselles Nutel and Roux, Paris, France, and of Frau- 
lein Jochene, Dantzig, Germany. Member of Senior Book Com- 
mittee. 



22. 



GERTRUDE KING. 

(Secretarial School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Wollaston, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, 41 Day St., Wollaston, Mass. Prepared at Woodward Insti- 
tute, Quincy, Mass. Class Secretary 1902-3; Committees; Constitu- 
tion 1902; Class Song; Nominating, 1905; Senior Dance. 



20. 



HELEN WHITTIER HUNT. 

(Secretarial School.) 



Born in Canton, Mass. Home address, Sherman St., Canton, 
Mass. Prepared at Canton High School. Member of Senior Book 
Committee. 



23. GRACE MAY KNOWLES. 

(Secretarial School.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in Lowell, Mass. Home address, 
194 Commonwealth Ave., Concord Junction, Mass. Prepared at 
Concord High School. Class Treasurer 1904-5; member of Com- 
mencement Committee. 



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24. GLADYS EMELINE LITCHFIELD. 

{Secretarial School.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in Southbridge, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, 69 South St., Southbridge, Mass. Prepared at Worcester 
Classical High School. Class Secretary 1904-5 ; Committees ; 
Chairman of Bulletin Committee; Cap^and Gow 



25. 



27. 





EDITH LILLIAN MASON. 

(School of Household Economics.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Savoy, Mass. Home address, 
Longmeadow, Mass. Prepared at Concord High School. Vice- 
President of Class 1904-5; Committees; Chairman of Junior Lun- 
cheon; Senior Privileges; Commencement. 



MARY MOSELEY. 

(School of Household Economics.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Dorchester, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, 44 Winslow Road, Brookline, Mass. Prepared at Boston 
Normal School of Gymnastics. Chairman of Visiting Committee 
of Student Guild, 1904-6. 



28. HELEN NORRIS. 

(Library School.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in Newark, N. J. Home address, 
6G Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton, Mass. Prepared at Girls' Latin 
School, Boston, Mass. Vice-President of Student Guild 1902-5. 



26. 



EDYTHE HELEN HANSCOM. 

(Secretarial School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Haverhill, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, 11 Arlington St., Haverhill, Mass. Prepared at Haverhill High 
School. Vice-President of Class 1905-6; Chairman of Student Guild 
1904-5; Committees; Class Social 1903; Chairman of Nominating 
Committee 1904; Freshman Party 1905; Junior Luncheon; Senior 
Dance; Chairman of Student Aid; Commencement. 



29. 



HARRIET GARDNER PARKER. 

(Library School) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Binghamton, New York. Home 
address, 32 Summer St., Everett, Mass. Prepared at Drury High 
School, North Adams, Mass. Committees; Nominating, 1905" 
Chairman Cap and Gown. 



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30. 



JULIET CLARY PATTERSON. 

{School of Household Economics.) 



Born at Southboro, Mass. Home address, 8 Montrose St., Rox- 
bury, Mass. Prepared at Miss Abbott's Private School, Providence, 
R. I., and Buffalo Normal School. Committees; Welcoming 1903-4; 
Junior Luncheon, Freshman Party 1905; Chairman of Senior Social 
for December. 



33. 



LUCY DYER REED. 

(School of Household Economics.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Whitman, Mass. Home address, 
Whitman, Mass. Prepared at Whitman High School. Member of 
Ways and Means Committee. 



31. 



MARY ELIZABETH RATHBUN. 

(Secretarial School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Home 
address, 72 St. Stephen St., Boston. Prepared at Rochester (N. Y.) 
Free Academy. Class Secretary 1903-4; President Student Guild 
1905-6; Committees: Chairman Welcoming Committee 1903; Class 
Paper 1903 ; member Advisory Board of Guild 1904 ; Chairman Senior 
Privilege; Chairman Ways and Means; Senior Book. 



34. LUCILE ELAINE SARGENT. 

Born in Melrose, Mass. Prepared at Melrose High School. 



32. 



MARY AGNES REARDON. 

(Secretarial School.) 



Born in Norwood, Mass. Home address, 97 Railroad Ave., Nor- 
wood, Mass. Prepared at Norwood High School . Committees : 
Senior Book; Ways and Means. 



35. 



MARY LOUISE SMITH. 

(Secretarial School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Concord, Mass. Home address, 
Concord, Mass. Prepared at Concord High School. Committees: 
Freshman Party 1905 ; Junior Luncheon ; Senior Book. 



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36. 



ANNIE ELIZABETH STUDLEY. 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Rockland, Mass. Home ad- 
dress, 105 Market St., Rockland, Mass. Prepared at Rockland High 
School. Committees: Class Paper 1903. 



39. 



THERESA BATES WALLEY. 

{Library School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Boston, Mass. Home address, 
3 St. James Ave., Boston, Mass. Prepared at Girls' High School, 
Boston, Mass. Class Secretary 1905-6. Committees: Amend- 
ment to Constitution 1903; Freshman Party 1903; Nominating 1905; 
Chairman of Senior Monthly for March; Senior Dance; Commence- 
ment. 



37. 



GRACE MARIE SWANSON. 
(School of Household Economics) 



Born in Lowell, Mass. Home address, 946 Broadway, Lowell, 
Mass. Prepared at Wheaton Seminary. Member of Ways and 
Means Committee. 



40. 



EDNA FLORENCE WINN. 
(Library School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Fall River, Mass. Home ad- 
dress. 337 Washington St., Fall River, Mass. Prepared at Durfee 
High School, Fall River. Committees: Chairman of Senior Social 
for February; Senior Dance; Ways and Means. 



38. ELLA STONE WAITE. 

(Secretarial School.) 

Candidate for a Degree. Born in Bolton, Mass. Home address, 
Bolton, Mass. Prepared at Houghton High School. Member of 
Cap and Gown Committee. 



41. 



ELEANOR ENDICOTT YOUNG. 

(Secretarial School.) 



Candidate for a Degree. Born in Woburn, Mass. Home address, 
25 Marion St., Dedham, Mass. Prepared at Dedham High School. 
Class President 1904-5. Member of Committee for Senior Dance. 



€U Corporation 



HENRY LEFAVOUR, Ph.D., LL.D., Boston, President 

HORATIO APPLETON LAMB, A.B., Milton, Treasurer 

EDGAR HAMILTON NICHOLS, A.B., Cambridge, Clerk 

FRANCES BAKER AMES, Boston 

EDWARD HICKLING BRADFORD, A.M., M.D., Boston 

FRANCES ROLLINS MORSE, Boston 

WILLIAM THOMPSON SEDGWICK, Ph.D.. Brookline 



JOSEPH BANGS WARNER, A.M., LL.B., Cambridge 
MARY MORTON KEHEW, Boston 
GEORGE HENRY ELLIS, West Newton 
MARION McGREGOR NOYES, A.M., Winchester 
GUY LOWELL, A.B., S.B., Brookline 
JOHN WASHBURN BARTOL, M.D., Boston 
ROBERT TREAT PAINE, 2nd, Brookline 



MARY ELEANOR WILLIAMS, Brooldine 



Officers of 3r\Btv\iction 



HENRY LEFAVOUR, Ph.D., LL.D. 

President 

SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD, A.M. 

Dean and Director of the School of Household Economics 

JAMES FLACK NORRIS, Ph.D. 

Professor of Chemistry 

FRANK EDGAR FARLEY, Ph.D. 

Professor of English 

THEODORE HOUGH, Ph.D. 

Professor of Biology and Director of the School of Science 

JEFFREY RICHARDSON BRACKETT, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of the Theory and Practice of Philanthropic 
Work and Director of the School for Social Workers 

ALFRED BULL NICHOLS, A.B. 

Associate Professor of German 

EDWARD HENRY ELDRIDGE, A.M. 

Assistant Professor of Shorthand and Typewriting and Director of 
the Secretarial School 



REGINALD RUSDEN GOODELL, A.M. 
Associate Professor of Romance Languages 

MARY ESTHER ROBBINS (Graduate New York State Library 
School) 

Assistant Professor of Library Science and Director of the Library 
School 

SOPHRONIA MARIA ELLIOTT 

Instructor in Household Economics 

SAMUEL CATE PRESCOTT, S.B. (Assistant Professor of Biology, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
Instructor in Bacteriology 

ALICE NORTON DIKE, B.L. 

Instructor in Household Economics 

MARIA WILLETT HOWARD 

Assistant Professor of Household Economics and Director of 
Practice in Cooking 

KENNETH LAMARTINE MARK, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 



©fftcrrs of Instruction Continued 



MARGARETA ELWINA MTTZLAFF 

Instructor in German 

FOY SPENCER BALDWIN, Ph.D. (Professor of Political Economy 
and Social Science in Boston University) 
Instructor in Economics and Social Science 

ALICE FRANCES BLOOD, S.B. 
Instructor in Chemistry 

HARRISON HITCHCOCK BROWN, Ph.D. 

Instructor in Physics 

HELENE LOOSE BUHLERT, A.B. 

Instructor in English 

CORA C. COLBURN 

Instructor in Institutional Management^ 

CAROLINE JEWELL COOK, A.B., LL.B. 

Instructor in Commercial Law 

ERNST HERMANN PAUL GROSSMANN, A.B. 

Instructor in German 

NORMAN FISHER HALL, A.M. 
Instructor in Romance Languages 

AGNES KEITH HANNA 

Instructor in Sewing and Household Arts 

EVA MOTTET (Brevet Superieur) 
Instructor in French 

ELIZABETH DOWNER PALMER 
Instructor in Household Economics 

ETHEL DENCH PUFFER, Ph.D. 
Instructor in Psychology and Ethics 

JAMES WALTER RANKIN, A.M. 

Instructor in English 

STELLA MARIE SMITH 

Instructor in Typewriting 

ZHJPHA DREW SMITH 

Instructor in Philanthropic Work 



PERCY GOLDTHWATTE STILES. Ph.D. 

Instructor in Anatomy and Physiology 

FRANCES SEDGWICK WIGGIN, BX. 

Instructor in Library Science 

EDITH ARTHUR BECKLER, S.B. 

Instructor in Biology 

MAY MORRELL BOLSTER, BX. 

Instructor in Household Economics 

MARION EDNA BOWLER (Diplomee de l'Universite de Paris) 
Instructor in French 

LESLIE LYLE CAMPBELL, Ph.D. 

Instructor in Physics 

SARAH AUGUSTA COLLINS, Ph.B. 

Instructor in Household Economics 

JUNE RICHARDSON DONNELLY. S.B. 

Instructor in Library Science 

MYRA COFFIN HOLBROOK, A.M. 

Instructor in English 

ROBERT ^LATTESON JOHNSTON, A.M. 

Instructor in History 

WUXLAM DAWSON JOHNSTON. A.M. (Bibliographer, Library 
of Congress) 
Instructor in Library Science 

SUSAN MYRA KINGSBURY, Ph.D. 

Instructor in Economic History 

.ALICE MAY KIRKPATRICK. A.B. 

Instructor in Chemistry 

HENRY NOBLE M^cCRACKEN, A.M. 
Instructor in English 

ORLANDO CORNELLS MOYER, B.C.S. 

Instructor in Secretarial Studies 

FREDERIC AUSTIN OGG. A.M 

Instructor iri History 



©fficerg of Instruction Continue* 



MARY ELIZA PARKER, A.M. 

Instructor in the Principles and Practice of Teaching 

LUCIUS KIMBALL RUSSELL, S.B., A.M. 

Instructor in Chemistry 

I. HOWLAND JONES 

Lecturer on Architecture 

WILLIAM STANLEY PARKER, S.B. 

Lecturer on Architecture 

ABBY L. SARGENT 

Lecturer on Cutter Classification 

WILLIAM THOMPSON SEDGWICK, Ph.D., (Professor of Bi- 
ology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
Lecturer on Sanitary Science 

AMY M. SACKER 

Lecturer on House Decoration 



ALLEN W. JACKSON 

Lecturer on Architecture and Housebuilding 

HELEN JACKSON, A.B. 

Assistant in Secretarial Studies 

FLORENCE LOUISE WETHERBEE, S.B. 
Instructor in Chemistry 

CLARA ELEANOR HAM, S.B. 

Assistant in Biology 

CAIRA DOUGLASS HAWKES, A.B. 

Assistant in Library Science 

LAURA MARIE LUNDIN, S.B. 

Instructor in Physics 

ETHEL STOCKING, A.B. 

Assistant in Household Economics 

MARY BOSWORTH STOCKING 

Assistant in Household Economics 



GRADUATE STUDENTS 



Harriet E. Ball, School of Household Economics, Holyoke, Mass. 
A.B. ML Holyoke, 1904. 

Louise G. Caton, Secretarial School, Foxboro, Mass. 
A.B. Raddiffe, 1905. 

Alice W. Chase, Library School, Worcester, Mass. 
A.B. ML Holyoke, 1899. 

Jane Conard, Library School, New Vienna, Ohio. 
A.B. Ohio Wesleyan University, 1906. 

Gertrude C. Coulthard, School of Household Economics, Fred- 
ericton, N. B. 
A.B. University of New Brunswick, 1904. 

Grace E. Dennett, Secretarial School, Arlington, Mass. 
A.B. Radclijfe, 1900, AM. Raddiffe, 1901. 

Catra D. Hawkes, Library School, Cambridge, Mass. 
A.B. Boston University, 1894. 

Sarah E. Judson, School of Household Economics, New York, N. Y. 
A.B. Vassar, 1903. 

Jessie L. Knowlton, Library School, West Acton, Mass. 
A.B. Wellesley, 1905. 



Alice G. Lothrop, Secretarial School, Woonsocket, R. I. 
A.B. Smith, 1904. 

Eva F. Magee, Library School, Scottsburg, N. Y. 
A.B. Syracuse University, 1903. 

Caroline Manning, School for Social Workers, Northfield, Minn. 
A.B. Carleton, 1898. 

Ruth A. Smith, Secretarial School, Worcester, Mass. 
A.B. ML Holyoke, 1902. 

Gertrude A. Stone, Secretarial School, Melrose, Mass. 
A.B. Boston University, 1902. 

Edna M. Sweln'Hart, School of Household Economics, Sioux City, la. 
Ph.B. Coe, 1903. 

Grace L. Todd, Library School, Cuba, N. Y. 
Ph.B. Alfred University, 1902. 

Alma G. Tyler, Secretarial School, Exeter, N. H. 
A.B. Wellesley, 1905. 

Nora A. Van Nostrand, School of Household Economics. 
B.S. Syracuse University, 1904. 



ROSIER OF THE FIRST CLASS OF SIMMONS COLLEGE 

( With present Address ) 



Abbott, Josephine, 25 Hanover St., Lynn, Mass. 

Alexander, Jean Hamilton, Bellaire, Ohio. 

Allchin, Florence Stratton, Osaka, Japan. 

Allen, Alberta L. (Mrs. F. B.) 132 Marlborough, Boston, Mass. 

Allen, Louisa R., 132 Marlborough St., Boston, Mass. 

Ashley, Winifred Hunter, 36 Morgan St., New Bedford, Mass. 

Bagster, Emma A., Hackley Upper School, Tarrytown-on-Hudson, 

N.Y. 
Balch, Mart Elizabeth, Brookline, Mass. 
Baldwin, Margaret Nash, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 
Ballanttne, Irene Edson, Box 5, Hudson, Mass. 
Barry, Cora V., 382 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Beals, Lillian M-, 37 Regent St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Bent, Jessie H., 149 N. Beacon St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Buck, Bessie A., G5 Pleasant St., Stoneham, Mass. 
Bradley, Lucy Watson, West Newbury, Mass. 
Bragg, Laura M., Greenland, N. H. 
Bridgham, Elna S., 17 Hillside Ave., Arlington Heights. 
Brown, Edith Putnam, 118 Brighton Ave., Brighton, Mass. 
Burton, Alice Elizabeth, 55 Garfield St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Carter, Edith L., Newton Highlands, Mass. 
Cashman, Helen Frances, 49 Cross St., West Quincy, Mass. 
Chadwell, Elizabeth D., 192 So. Common St., Lynn, Mass. 
Chapman, Ruth, 1422 Main St., Athol, Mass. 
Chase, Jenny Josephine, 110 Concord St., Nashua, N. H. 
Clarke, Susan L., 15 Brimmer St., Boston, Mass. 
Cobb, Ruth Draper, 7 Avon St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Coffin, Louisa Wendte, Northboro, Mass. 
Comer, Anna S., 4 Douglas St., Winthrop, Mass. 
Conner, Emma Pease, Newfields, N. H. 
Cook, Mary H., 506 No. Main St., Fall River, Mass. 
Cox, Adelle Marion, 29 Webster St., Maiden, Mass. 
Cross, Lottie B., 14 Upton St., Boston, Mass. 
Daggett, Mary A. 

Davidson, Emma Elwell, 798 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 
Davis, Myra Louise, 9 Billings Park, Newton, Mass. 
Dickerman, Susie, 21 Mill St., Dorchester, Mass. 
Dodd, Margaret Eliot, Norfolk House, Roxbury, Mass. 
Dodd, Rebecca, Norfolk House, Roxbury, Mass. 
Douglas, Alice Brooks, Box 83, Hingham, Mass. 



Dunmore, Jennie Elizabeth, 20 Columbus Ave., Haverhill, Mass. 

Ellis, Anna Hale, 276 Washington St., Braintree, Mass. 

Ellis, Myra I., IS Greenough Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 

Emery, Edith G., 557 Fifth St., So. Boston, Mass. 

Evans, Louise M., 88 Linden St., Allston, Mass. 

Everett, Maud Russell, 48 Pinckney St., Boston, Mass. 

Farrell, Winifred S., Newburyport, Mass. 

Fenton, Harriette P., 354 Beale St., Wollaston, Mass. 

Field, Helen Prosser, Newton Centre, Mass. 

Finley, Florence Gertrude, Park Ave., Bradford, Mass. 

Fletcher, Mrs. G. W., Boston, Mass. 

Foster, Agnes Winslow, Brewster, Cape Cod, Mass. 

Foucher, Claire, 262 Newbury St., Boston, Mass. 

French, Katharine, Hotel Victoria, Dartmouth St., Boston. 

Godfrey, Dorothy Perkins, Hampton Falls, N. H. 

Hamilton, Edith Locke, 274 Tremont St., Newton, Mass. 

Hammond, Gertrude E., 37 Eleventh St., Lowell, Mass. 

Hanscom, Edythe Helen, 11 Arlington St., Haverhill, Mass. 

Harkins, Gertrude Marie, 73 Coolidge St., Brookline, Mass. 

Harwood, Maude Davis, Ware, Mass. 

Haskell, Frederika Christina, Columbia, S. C. _ 

Higgins, Alice Gertrude, 125 Atlantic St., Atlantic, Mass. 

Htnsdale, Kathryn Mills, Yonkers, N. Y. 

Howe, Fanny Reynolds, 526 Chestnut St., Brookline, Mass. 

Hubbard, Minerva, Pasadena, California. 

Hunt, Helen W., Sherman St., Canton, Mass. 

Hurley, Henrietta May, Rockland, Mass. 

Jacques, Olive M„ 6 Doane St., Bradford, Mass. 

Jones, Elizabeth B., Concord Junction, Mass. 

Kennedy, H. Anna, So. Weymouth, Mass. 

Kerns, Mrs. S. K.. (nee Richardson), Belmont, Mass. 

King, Gertrude, 41 Clay St., Wollaston, Mass. 

Knowles, Grace May, 194 Commonwealth Ave., Concord Junction, 

Mass. 
Lamphier, Marcia Allen, 120 Hamilton Ave., Lynn. 
Lathrop, Mrs. Grace Coleman., 424 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, 

Mass. 
Lemner, Cecilia A., Hingham, Mass. 

Litchfield, Gladys Emeline, 69 South St., pouthbridge, Mass. 
Luard, Lucy Dalbiac, 200 No. Dithfield St., Pittsburg, Pa. 



Roster of the First Class of Simmons College 



Luce, Edith, 61 Marlboro St., Boston, Mass. 

Magrath, Ethel, 35 Langdon St., Cambridge, Mass. 

McMahon, Mart F., 88 Greene St., New Britain, Conn. 

Mason, Edith Lillian, Longmeadow, Mass. 

Merrick, Lena B., Henniker, N. H. 

Merrill, Inez, Franklin Square House, Boston, Mass. 

Metcalf, Elsie Raymond, 60 Crescent St., Franklin, Mass. 

♦Mitchell, Grace Mary, Akron, Ohio. 

Morrison, Vida Young, 80 Florence Ave., Revere, Mass. 

Moseley, Mary, 44 Winslow Road, Brookline, Mass. 

Nash, Alice Mildred, So. Weymouth, Mass. 

Nelson, Dorothea, Marshfield Hills, Mass. 

Nelson, Eleanor May, Atlantic, Mass. 

MacDougall, Mrs. H. G. (nee Miles), Roxbury, Mass. 

Norris, Helen, 66 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, Mass. 

Noyes, Mabel, 123 Summer St., New-ton Centre, Mass. 

Olmstead, Gladys Livingston, 56 Gloucester St., Boston. 

Parker, Harriet Gardner, 3*2 Summer St., Everett, Mass. 

Patterson, Juliet Clary, 8 Montrose St., Roxbury, Mass. 

Peebles, Elizabeth Steele, Wooster, Ohio. 

Phillips, Mary N., Sharon, Mass. 

Pollister, Alma Hodsdon, 2 Atlantic St., Portland, Me. 

Potter, Mabel, 65 Oxford Road, Newton Centre, Mass. 

Prichard, Julia Elizabeth, 239 Upland Road, No. Cambridge. 

Mass. 
Rathbun, Mary Elizabeth, 72 St. Stephen St., Boston, Mass. 
Reardon, Mary Agnes, 97 Railroad Ave.. Norwood, Mass. 
Reed, Lucy Dyer, Whitman, Mass. 
Rhodehouse, Melinda A., Santuit. Mass. 
Rhodes, Carroll, No. Reading, Mass. 
Richards, Eleanor Mayhew, Fisher Ave., Brookline, Mass. 
Ricker, ]\LlRY Frances, Portsmouth, Ohio. 



Rothery, Rosamond Flower, Wellesley, Mass. 
Rousmaniere, Mary Stone, 66 Chestnut St., Boston, Mass. 
Sander, Elfriede M., 15 Orchard St., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Sargent, Luctle Elaine. 
Savercool, Bessie F. (Mrs. E. M.), 55 Humboldt Ave., Roxbury 

Mass. 
Sibley, Margaret, 18 Grand View Ave., Wollaston, Mass. 
Siders, Emily Dodge, 45 No. Beacon St., Allston, Mass. 
Smart, Mary F., Lafayette, Ind. 
Smith, Mary Louise, Concord, Mass. 
Snow, Mart, 20 William St., Auburn, N. Y. 
Sterllng, Mary Banks, 3 Cedar Park, Melrose, Mass. 
Stone, Bertha Ruppe, Randolph Centre, Vermont. 
Stratton, Katharlne W 7 ales, 351 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 
Studley, Annie Elizabeth, 105 Market St., Rockland, Mass. 
Swanson, Grace M., 946 Broadway, Lowell, Mass. 
Taylor, Mary, 294 Walnut St., Brookline, Mass. 
Thomas, JIts. Wm. S. (nee Sage). Johannesburg, So. Africa. 
Toner, Edith Phyllis, Portsmouth, N. H. 
Watte, Ella Stone, Bolton, Mass. 

Wallet, Miriam Phillips, 3 St. James Ave., Boston, Mass. 
Wallet, Theresa Bates, 3 St. James Ave., Boston, Mass. 
Webber, Helen Evans, 7 Wellington Terrace, Brookline, Mass. 
Webster, Frances Phillips, 824 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 
Wheeler, Sarah K., Concord, Mass. 

Whitcomb, Marguerite A., 1133 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Whitney, Elinor G., Boylston St., Brookline, Mass. 
Wiggin, Blanche S., Stratham, N. H. 
Wilder, Clio S., 27 Walnut St., Waltham, Mass. 
Wllson, Mabel M., Atlantic, Mass. 
Winn, Edna F., 337 Washington St., Fall River, Mass. 
Young, Eleanor E., 25 Marion St., Dedham, Mass. 



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*Dec eased. 



A Farewell Word 



Thou goest to thy Task, Beloved — 
Fare forth, with thy forehead bare; — 

Go, lift thine eyes to the morning skies 
And still thy heart in prayer; — 

Then follow in faith thy chosen path 
And thy Task shall meet thee there. 



And thou shalt learn, oh Beloved, 
(Thank God for this gift no less) 

All the bitter woe that hearts may know 
Whose labor no song doth bless; — 

Thou shalt know and shalt pity, Beloved 
And shalt comfort their sore distress. 



Speak low to thy Task, Beloved, 
And this shall thy promise be: — 

"Unstinted I pour my life's best store 
And thy strength thou shalt yield to me.' 

Thou shalt give in full measure, Beloved, 
And thy Task shall keep faith with thee. 



Thy meed may be praise, oh Beloved, 
Or thy Task may be crowned with rue;- 

But the Master shall know thy service 
If thou to thy Task be true; 

Thou shalt lightly hold the count of gold, 
For the Master shall measure thy due. 



Thou shalt sing at thy Task, Beloved, 

And thy Task shall sing back to thee; 
The deeds that are wrought by thy hand and thy thought — 

They shall win new strength for thee; 
At thy toil thou shalt hear, oh Beloved, 

The truth that shall make thee free. 



Thou shalt faint not, nor fail, oh, Beloved; — 

Drink deep of the well by the way 
Whence courage springs, — till thy glad heart sings 

And exults in the common day, 
With its common Task, Beloved, 

In the God-given place alway. 



Go forth to thy Task, oh Beloved! 

Fare forth, with thy forehead bare; — 
Go, lift thine eyes to the morning skies 

And bow thy heart in prayer : — 
Then follow in faith thy chosen path 

And thy Task shall greet thee there. 



f 4fr~y~r*iL 




TAe Student Guild of Simmons College 

Early in those bright days when the First Class was alone in its glory, a great desire arose for some association 
among the students, which should bring everybody together for a purpose other than class-room work. In response 
to this wish, the suggestion was made of establishing an organization which should be called the Student Guild, 
and should include as members all the students of the College. Through Miss Arnold's hearty co-operation with 
committees of differing functions, plans were drawn up for organization. Early in the spring the student body met 
to select the first officers of the new association, who included Miss Magrath for the first president of the Student Guild, 
as the result of unanimous opinion. 

At the first regular Guild meeting, held in April, 1903, interest centered chiefly around the adopting of a constitu- 
tion. This in its final draft states the aims of the organization to be "to promote mutual helpfulness and service among 
the students." Miss Arnold, as honorary president of the Guild, was closely associated with all its early activity and 
helped the students to see the best policy for it to adopt. Before the end of the year came, both Miss Arnold and 
Dr. Lefavour met the Guild and impressed upon its members the need of using its organized effort for a definite object. 
Miss Arnold further suggested that the Guild assume the care of a destitute child, who had been placed at Miss Drink- 
water's school in Greenwich, Mass. This idea met with approval, and all present pledged themselves to earn a dollar 
towards the amount necessary for her support during the next year. The care of this child has been continued each 
successive year since. 

The second year marks the beginning of the real activity of the Guild. The tradition of a reception for wel- 
coming new students was instituted early in the fall. Miss Clarke, who succeeded to the presidency upon the resig- 
nation of Miss Magrath, labored untiringly to organize the work of the Standing Committees and of the Guild as a 
whole. With the addition of the second class came the need for some subdivision of the Guild, which was accordingly 
made by dividing it into chapters of about eighteen members each. This arrangement has been continued with 
increasing success each year. The question of the desirability of an Honor System for Simmons was agitated in 
the ranks of the Guild for several months. It was thoroughly explained, warmly recommended and much discussed, 
yet the results of the voting on it were not of such a nature as to make the Faculty feel justified in granting us self- 
government in the conduct of examinations. 

The third year proved but an echo of the second in the scope and accomplishments of its activity. The recep- 
tion, sales and small parties were the common occurrences associated with the Guild. Great excitement was aroused 
over the question of starting a college magazine. The discussion pro and con won over many advocates and more 
opponents as well, until the final adjustment of the matter was reached in letting it drop. An attempt was made to 



GRINDS AND QUOTATIONS 



E— — z- 'B- 4 -H Du - -or- "There is something in her manner, 
There is something in her smile, 
There is something seems to tell us 
She is just our style." 

-d-thE-e^-t "A countenance in which did meet 
Sweet records, promises as sweet. " 

M H - rl ~ y "Study and ease together mixt." 

•^ er - ru - e K - n - "I am monarch of all I survey 

My right there is none to dispute." 

GpA^EKrO Wl £ s "She's gone like Alexander 

To spread her conquests farther." 

Ed - t - M ~ •=• — n "A creature not too bright or good 
For human nature's daily food." 

J-s-p-i-e — b-o-t " 'Tis fortune gives us birth 

But love alone endues the soul with worth." 



Lu L 



R *- - d "But a smooth and steadfast mind 
Gentle thoughts and calm desires.' 



E - e^- n-h Y-u-g "Though for myself alone I would not be 
Ambitious in my wish, 
To wish myself much better. 
Yet for you I would be treble 
Twenty times myself." 

- LL-e. W— rr -. "Simple maiden void of art." 

M-r r'- R-t-b-r- "Graceful and useful in all she does 

Blessing and blest where'er she goes." 

A-n-s R-ar-on "With gentle yet prevailing force 

Intent upon her destined course." 

H^l^_n C& 4 h^-3-an "A chronicle of actions just and bright." 

E4 n?^ Hd-NS^O*i1 "Master, go on, and I will follow thee 

To the last gasp, with truth and loyalty." 



F&nnw H<£w^- Maid demure. 

An - ie S - ud - ey "I am for gold — her golden hair." 

G¥*a£e SwS ^b^n "Fashioned so slenderly." 

Wi ^ 4- f ¥*e e| AS h | e -y "She has an individuality." 

Su r- 1 -' Di t-: - er - an "Always having a sunny nature 
Even in cloudy weather." 

E4 rr ^ H &mi + t^- "^ "God hath sworn to lift on high 

Who sinks himself by true humility." 

II - l II t "What sweet delight a quiet life affords." 

Ju \ i c-T P& t ** £*HS - - " She doeth little kindnesses which most 
leave undone or despise." 

A m n - El - - s "That voice that none can match." 

M-r- Mos — -_e4 "Foreventho' vanquished she could argue still." 

T |=\ erejS. W ^l -f e V "A poet could not but be gay in such a joc- 
/ und company." 

"Late, late, so late! but I can enter still." 



Al-V-Xe H 4 g f- 1 - 



f I^s "I'm armed with more than complete steel 
The justice of my quarrel." 



justice of my quarrel.' 

F -I o '■? e *>c -S Al 4- c k i *\ "Laughing at this and laughing at that, 
And nobody's sure what she's laugh- 
ing at." 

Ha - r - e - P 4 r L er "When I ope my Hps, let no dog bark." 

W +- n 4 f >-e -ej F en'r e 4- l "Still waters run deep." 

E<^ n t^JSV fN^i "There's many a true word spoken in jest, 
And of true wisdom, wit's the test." 

FI-o^en^-e FtNLfLi/"Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flower." 



■ 



Grinds and Quotations 



L - u - a B v ag -v: "He will deliver us from the hand of the Philis- 
tines." 

H r? lv N N ~ R - is "Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low." 

E - s M c - 1# - "A violet half-hidden from the eye." 

Mi - £r^a H '~ £ b ^r <* "Dead is the air. Throw the windows 
wide. 
For I am nothing if not critical." 

»li. - - v - L - T - n - I - l - "A mind at peace with all below." 

Emm '■ on r "The reason firm, the temperate will, 

Endurance, foresight, strength and skill." 

Lu— - El - e j "The man will cleave unto his right." 

L - u - s - S - - t- '"She laughs at her troubles and laughs at her 

And laughing will meet all her troubles in life." 



For Knowledge. — Apply at Secretarial office. 
"Knowledge consists in having a stenographer who knows where to 
find the thing." 

West Wing. — "Sits the wind in that corner ? " 

Commencement. — "The true beginning of our end." 

Dr. B - l - w - n. — "I dote on his very absence." 
Prof. El-rid-e. — "Full well they laughed, with counterfeited 
glee, 
At all his jokes, for many a joke had he." 

Photographer. — Now, look pleasant, professor. 

Prof N s. — No, this picture is for Simmons College. They 

wouldn't know me up there if I did . 



BIOLOGY 1903-4 

A frog he would a-wooing go, 
Upon the wax they laid Mm low; 
But when Minerva grasped the knife, 
Wee little froggie came lo life. 

REFERENCE 1903-4 

Where would you find information regarding the "specie mos- 
quitiana" indigenous to the North Pole ? Look in Webster. 

Miss C-nH - r, in "Town Meeting" — Mr. Moderator, I move that 
the Town of Simmonsville appropriate funds sufficient to build a 
bridge over Simmons River. 

Miss D' nn £ T% — Does the speaker have reference to the 
river outside or the one in the basement ? 

''Implore the passing tribute of a sigh." Accounts. 

"This is the night that either makes me or fordoes me quite." 
The night before finals. 

"And what is so rare as a dayjn June." June 13, 1906. 

l< Doth make the night joint laborer with the day." The Simmons 
Student. 

"Give me but what this ribbon bound," 

Take all the rest the sun goes round. Our Diplomas. 

"A weak invention of the enemy." Exams. 

"Learn to labor and to wait." At Simmons. 

"And oft excusing of a fault 

Doth make the fault worse by the excuse." On Absence Blanks. 

"I cannot but remember such things were." Daily Themes. 

"And out of mind as soon as out of sight." Note books. 

"Confusion worse confounded." When the Secretarial Seniors 
changed Typewriters. 

"Let us then be up and doing 

With a heart for any fate." 1906. 



INDIVIDUAL TOEMS 



CLASS POEM. 

To our Alma Mater we always will sing, 

With true hearts and glad voices so clear; 

For the days that were spent 'neath her sheltering wing 

Are the days that hold memories dear. 

Her joys and her gifts were both precious and free, 

And her circle of friendship so wide, 

So we earnestly hope that a class we may be, 

To stand loyal and firm by her side. 

May we treasure our right to so honor her name, 

And to serve her with hearts firm and true, 

That she always may look on our lives and our fame 

With the pride that is justly her due. 

For the blessings and love that she shed year by year 

Will bind each of us fast to that home; 

And our thoughts and our hearts will be with her for e'er, 

Even though we may far from her roam. 

So here's to our College, the Gold and the Blue, 
Guide our steps in thy love as we leave thee. 
And here's to our class Nineteen-Six, Oh, be true 
To thy motto that Simmons bequeathed thee. 

Lucy Dalbiac Luard. 



The noon is dark and chilly, and the sky's an ugly gray, 

The snow is bleakly driving, it's a bitter stormy day, 

And we're all just "mighty hungry," after hours of toiling hard; 

Before our eyes there rises the five to ten cent menu card. 

But that walk it haunts us grimly, we have trodden it so oft 

Oh ! so wet and cold and nasty, through the slush so vile and soft, 

And we gaze across those dump heaps, with that view before our 

eyes; 
'Tis no wonder at the noon hour there are heard so many sighs. 
'Tis a sad and bitter choosing, twixt starvation and a cold ; 
Tis no marvel we are aging, losing youth in worries old. 



TO OUR ALMA MATER. 

(Tune of "Home, Sweet Home.") 

Dear Simmons, where'er we, thy First Class, may roam, 
Our thoughts will turn back to thee, loved college home. 

We'll think of the years we have spent in thy care, 
And ever we'll bless thee, our college so fair. 

Simmons, our college home, 

We'll love thee and bless thee wherever we roam. 

When first to the student thy doors were flung wide, 
We cast in our lot with thee, new and untried. 
We trusted thy promise, we pledged thee our truth, 
And well thou hast guided these years of our youth. 

Simmons, our teacher, guide, 

We'll follow thy leading whate'er may betide. 

In an unbeaten path we have walked through the years, 
And have marked out a way with misgivings and fears. 
We've groped in the darkness and often have strayed 
From the unswerving course that we fain would have made. 

Still to thee, mother dear, 

Most loyal in heart was thy class pioneer. 

Our College, in sadness we bid thee farewell! 
What we owe to thy teaching our whole lives must tell. 
For counsel, for friendship and memories sweet, 
Our hearts' grateful tribute we lay at thy feet. 

Dear College Home, fareweil! 

In lives of true service our love we will tell. 

Mary Elizabeth Rathbun. 



Tune of "Our Director." 

Ought Six, lift up your voices, 
And give a rousing cheer 

For those we leave behind us 
In our Alma Mater, dear! 

Teachers, friends and fellow-students. 

We bid you all adieux. 
Three cheers for our sheepskins, 

And fifteen for you! 



Individual Poems Continued 



^Physics 



Up the stairs in awful clatter, 

Physics victims fly, 
Breathing hard in supreme effort, 

Bound to win or die. 
Hear — the key in lock is turning - 

Surely not too late — 
Then turn, turn, turn, 

'Tis for fun we yearn, 
And it does no good to wait. 



Running the Gauntlet — Going to Tech, 

All the way we see them standing 

Ready for the fray, 
All of Tech. is gathering forces. 

For us girls today. 
See — the men are nearly tumbling 

From the fence to stare! 
Then run, run, run 

Misery's begun 
As we go to our class to-day. 



Hygiene 



In the solemn class room waiting, 

With the mannikin, 
Teacherless, their spirits rose up, 

Mid a fearful din. 
See — the clock is creeping onward, 

Slow ten minutes pass. 
Then run, run, run, 

No, now she's come, 
Dr. B's at the hygiene class. 



Now no more the men do trouble. 

Now no more we see 
Anything resembling Tech. men 

Near this place to be; 
Oh, once more to hear them whistling. 

To see their feet beat time! 
Then weep, weep, weep, 

Misery's complete 
As we go to our class to-day. 



President's Reception 



To the President's Reception, 

Duty bound we hie, 
And we shake those hands appalling, 

Choking many a sigh. 
Half a lady's finger swallowed, 

Homeward fast we fly, 
Oh my, my, my, 

Rather let me die — 
Receptions — never more. 



Individual Poems Continued 



The shades of night had fallen 

Upon the college halls, 
The drowsy watchman paced his rounds 

And made his stated calls. 

When suddenly a noise arose 

Upon the midnight air, 
A noise so weird the watchman shook; 

To move he did not dare. 

He thought of ghosts and robbers, 
Those things that walk at night; 

And then the sound drew nearer, 
Till in the lantern light 

He saw the dreaded object; 

His fears were put to rout. 
But his troubles were not over; 

The Biology pig was out. 



"Precedents are dangerous," 

So they say. 
"We will not establish many 

Right away. 
Give the college time to grow, 
It is best it should be so, 
Else our cake will be all dough, 

In a day. 

"We will carefully consider 

As we go. 
Faculties and Trustees cannot 

Hurry so. 
Wait a while and we will see 
Just how everything's to be. 
In a few years we'll decree 

Yes or no. 



"Senior Privileges ? No, 

'Twill not do. 
Other classes coming after '11 

Want them too. 
College Paper? College Play? 
Honor System? Nay! Nay! Nay! 
Not just now; some other day. 

That will do." 



There's a land that is fairer than day, 
It is known as the Boston Back Bay, 

* Tis there they put Simmons, 

A college for 4( wimmens," 
And there it is likely to stay. 

There's a dump that is spacious and wide, 
It nestles quite close at our side, 

No dumping can fill it, 

No pumping can still it, 
' Tis there and will surely abide. 

There's a park that is gorgeous and gay, 

It lies temptingly over the way, 
But alas 'tis not ours, 
And we can't pick the flowers, 

And there's nowhere to go when we play. 

For one thing poor Simmons still weeps, 
It stalks through her dreams when she sleeps, 
If only the city 
On us would take pity, 
And give us a campus, for keeps! 



the* Officer* for $our 'gears 



1902=3 



# & & <& 



President Jennie E. Duxmore 

Vice-President Alma H. Pollister 
Secretary Gertrude King 

Treasurer Alice G. Higgins 



1904=5 



President Eleanor E. Young 

Vice-President Edith L. Mason 

Secretary Gladys E. Litchfield 

Treasurer Grace II. Kxowt.es 



1903=4 

President Jennie E. Duxmore 

Vice-President Alma H. Pollister 

Secretary Mart E. Rathbtjn 

Treasurer Alice G. Higgins 



1905-6 

President Jennie E. Duxmore 

Vice-President Edtthe H. Haxscom 

Secretary Theresa B. Wallet 

Treasurer Edith G. F.mert 



(programme for Commencement TUeeR 



# ft ft ft 



June 10 |Junoag (gffetnoon at four 

Baccalaureate Sermon by Rev. Francis G. 
Peabody, D.D. of Harvard University 

June 11 (Wonoaj; 0b£nmg at ti$Qt 

Senior Dance at the Fenway Dormitory 

June 12 &utBba% (Afternoon at fl»o 

Class Day Exercises at Simmons Hall 



June 12 Guesbay ©betting at ctg§t 

Glee Club Concert at the Fenway Dormitory 

June 13 tDeotteBoa^ afternoon at tQtte 

Commencement Exercises at Jordan Hall 

President's Reception to the Seniors and their 
friends at the Fenway Dormitory 

June 14 ZQutsbay (Slfternoon at <J*ff yast one 
Class Luncheon at Simmons Hall 




History of the Class of 1906 



Modesty, my classmates, — not that I would insinuate that we are or ever have been unduly supplied with that 
much over-praised virtue, — modesty, I say, compels us to leave to others the task of determining what has been 
our ornamental value. No such sense of delicacy, however, need deter us from looking squarely in the face the fact 
of our usefulness. How every noble heart quickens at the thought of being of service to posterity! Oh, 1906! Let 
your joy be great; for down through the ages will your years at Simmons prove an inestimable blessing. Alas, ye 
maidens of the future glorious Simmons ! little do you realize to what extent your glory is founded upon our martyrdom. 
The first benefit which we bestowed upon our college was that of our mere presence. Do I hear a murmur 
" Small one that" ? Some misguided and malicious Junior, no doubt. I ask any fair-minded person if Simmons 
could have been run that first year had we not been at No. 38 to sing, "Amen." 

Our first assemblage seems remotely near to us today. On that October morning of 1902 we had come together 
from far California, from southern Georgia, and above all, from old New England. We had come to open a new 
college, — come trustingly, hopefully, lead by a great faith. The future was untested, uncertain. In Miss Waller's 
words, 

"Don't you recollect the feeling 
As we sat there silently, 
And gazed at each, a stranger, 

Our comrade soon to be ?" 

It seemed a very simple beginning which we made there in the shadowy reception room at Simmons Hall when 
President Lefavour, President Pritchett and others told us in a few unassuming words of the purposes and hopes 
with which we had been called together. But simple as it was, each of us seemed to see a time ahead when Simmons 
would stand side by side with the best women's colleges of our land. Right there a warm little feeling of loyalty to 
"our" college was born in our hearts. It was our pride then even as now, that we had had faith strong enough to 
bring us to be a part of the experiment, and that we had not waited until success was assured. 

The history of the whole student body during 1902 is part of the history of our class, although of the 149 students 
who entered, only 92 signed our constitution. Unfortunately the minutes of the first year were written in an ink 
which has now completely faded, leaving only blank pages in the record book. However, we know that the officers 
were Miss Dunmore, president; Miss Pollister, vice-president; Miss King, secretary; and Miss Higgins, treasurer. 
That year we organized the Student Guild with Miss Magrath as president, and chose the charter pin which we 



History of the Class of 1906 

proudly wear. In the spring Miss Arnold and Miss Cunningham gave us a picnic in Miss Cunningham's splendid 
woods at Milton. The year closed with the President's reception and our class dance in the B. N. S. G. gymnasium. 
This dance was very kindly allowed on the express condition that it was not to establish a precedent. 

Our Sophomore year we entertained the Freshmen and were entertained by them. We also gave them a pic- 
nic at Miss Cunningham's woods in Milton. We chose garnet for our class color and the jacqueminot rose for our 
flower. Our officers were the same as during the first year with the exception of the secretary, Miss Rathbun, who 
served until, much to our sorrow, she left us at mid-years. Miss Dorothea Nelson finished out her term. 

That year we made plans for a sleigh ride. We did not have it. We planned a theatre party. We did not 
have it. There were reasons. 

The college colors, blue and gold, were decided upon late in the Sophomore year, and banners were first dis- 
played at the picnic. College spirit began to be a perceptible quantity after we had our colors. Before, it had slum- 
bered or appeared only in feverish outbursts which were promptly suppressed. 

Junior year our officers were, president, Miss Young; vice-president, Miss Mason; secretary, Miss Litchfield; 
and Miss Knowles, treasurer. Again we entertained the Freshmen and a second time called together the entering 
class. From necessity we deferred our Junior promenade until our Senior year when there would be a hall in which 
to hold it. The chief class affair of the year was our luncheon at Woodland Park Hotel. There were present nearly 
all of the class and several not now with us who entered in 1902. 

Senior year has been full of plans for graduation. Such recent history does not need summarizing. In Decem- 
ber this year we held our Senior Prom in the new dormitory and refectory. In January the Sophomores gave us a 
delightful reception, and just recently the Juniors have entertained us pleasantly at Miss Arnold's home. Ourofficersthis 
year are Miss Dunmore, president; Miss Hanscom, vice-president; Miss Walley, secretary; and Miss Emery, treasurer. 

We asked this year for those time-honored privileges supposed to be the right of Seniors, but the faculty had not 
yet completed its experiments in student docility and was unwilling to establish any such precedent. 1906 has always 
been docile. 

A very pleasant feature of this year has been the monthly socials at Simmons Hall to which all 1902 girls have 
been invited. A striking characteristic of our class is the tenacity with which we have held to our original 1902 mem- 
bership. According to our constitution all girls who entered in 1902, and none others, belong to the class. We have 
called ourselves 1902 throughout our four years, and it is only this spring that 1906 has been organized. It has the 
same officers as has 1902. Of the two class organizations, to most of us, 1906 means little; 1902, everything. 

Facts are a great bore, and I am glad to have done with them. As a relief let us wander awhile in the past. 
We will start by a peep into the reception room at Simmons Hall in 1902. A lively dark-haired lady in a green waist 
is giving a little motherly talk on the use and abuse of slang. We catch the words, "picturesque vocabulary," and 
something about a yearning to tuck somebody up in bed at ten o'clock, and about a good-night kiss. 



History of the Class of 1906 

An hour later this same room is the scene of wildest confusion. Nevertheless, anxious attention is paid to the 
clock. Ten minutes up, the class in a body rushes for the door, only to fall back meek and crushed as a business- 
like little woman steps briskly to the desk. Allan brings in the veiled lady. The members of the class proceed 
to learn how to stand upon their heads if at any time troubled in church with that faint feeling. 

Assembly came at 12.10. No girl will ever forget those assemblies of 1902, who has heard a chorus of manly 
voices echo through the clear night air, "Simmons, Si mm ons, — Amen." 

On days when there was no hygiene, a long line of girls would fight its way against wind and traffic down Hunt- 
ington Avenue and would rush like a stampeded herd into Walker Building. Ah ! sad indeed is the fate of the feeble 
whose utmost efforts proved unavailing. The door of Paradise is locked. "Too late, too late, ye cannot enter 
now." 

Afternoons in 1902 we devoted largely to Lowell Building. I quote from Technique, 1903. 

"Prof. — 'Mr. B. — , you may begin to translate at line 11.' 

"Mr. B. — 'I haven't prepared this; I wasn't here last time.' 

"Prof. — 'That makes no difference. Neither was I.'" No comment seems necessary. 

Another glimpse into Lowell Building, — a learned young doctor is saving pleadingly, "Young ladies, if you 
will only be good for the rest of the hour I will tell you such a nice little story." Few of us in college now, attended 
this gentle master's classes. I mention him, however, feeling that his long-suffering patience deserves to be immor- 
talized. 

Our Sophomore year brought changes. We heralded with acclaim the advent of callow Freshmen whom we 
supposed it our duty to work into form. We were sorrowful when we found ourselves relieved of, or, to be more 
exact, forced to forego this duty. Any deficiencies noticeable in the under classes may be attributed to this no-hazing 
rule which we established, a rule which we heartily approve in general, yet consider rather a mistake in our particular 
case. Our one conspicuous breach of the rule is interesting because of the important laws relative to sound trans- 
mission thereby discovered. Dr. Wendell has not yet made public these laws and as I feel that it would be wrong 
to anticipate him, I content myself with stating that on this occasion, as we learned from reliable authority, people in the 
subway were deafened for life by the uproar which issued from Boylston Chambers. We were merely teaching the 
Freshmen how to conduct a class meeting. Our Teddy laid her hat aside during the lesson, and an absent-minded 
Freshman carried it over to the dormitory. Now Teddy's health was delicate and the weather was most inclement. 
These considerations, to say nothing of Teddy's Casabianca-like qualities, make it quite evident that Teddy could 
not go home without her hat. Eight Freshmen had to be excused from dinner, to restore the missing article. Teddy 
was escorted home in triumph. 

Daily themes are the bane of Sophomore existence. Our fives were made bearable that year, however, through 
the solicitude and patience of our English professor. Patiently he read the thousand variations of each well-worn 



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subject, and patiently he pointed out to us the error of our ways. Occasionally, an unusually brilliant "piece de 
resistance" was read aloud for the delectation of the class. Such a one was Miss Young's " My Other Me" and Miss 
Higgins' "Consequences." 

"Those daily themes, those daily themes, 
How long-drawn-out their torture seems, 
And so 'twill be when we are gone, 
Those mournful themes will still ring on." 

(Apologies to Moore) 

Our year at Boylston Chambers was marked by a constantly recurring tragedy. What one of us has it not 
involved ? Stated in brief, this tragedy is as follows : Time 8.59 a.m. ; a nine o'clock class on the fifth floor and one 
elevator just starting up — without us. 

One more picture before we move on into the new building in the Fenway. Pausing outside a door, a rich voice 
falls upon our ears, " Whatever may be said to the contrary, I am still firmly convinced that in spite of all mixtures 
of blood to which the English speaking peoples have been subject, the Anglo-Saxon in us predominates. Let us 
look it up in Webster. Er-r-r, Webster seems not to be here. Miss Norris, will you kindly bring him from the 
Library?" Poor Helen! Noah was no feather weight. 

These last two years we have been at home in our own beautiful building, and some of us have this year lived 
in the first permanent dormitory near by. The broad and open campus between the dormitory and college, with 
its sparkling river and shaded walks, is our favorite loitering place. Occasionally we stray into the wide grounds 
controlled by the Park Commission, but only to return with fresh delight to the campus. A noble bridge has recently 
been erected over Simmons River by the citizens of Simmonsville, at a cost I believe of two thousand dollars. 

I may seem to have wandered far from my opening premise — for usefulness. This does not trouble me, as 
I have noticed that it is a little habit common among eminent writers. To return, — it is our class which has done 
the first things. We have established precedent in many ways ; indeed we believe that the rule regarding precedent 
for succeeding classes stands, "Whatever 1906 has not been allowed to do, that ye may do." 

Our greatest usefulness lies in the fact that we have furnished the material for innumerable experiments. What 
our famous metrician calls, "The experimenting on us" is our chief glory as well as the source of our affliction 
These four years the faculty laboratory has been hard at work. Successful results may be seen in the classes which 
follow us. Classmates, this is a faculty secret and must not go any further, but whenever a new plan is discussed and 
disagreed upon up in the oak incubator someone is sure to suggest wearily, " Oh, at least try it on '06." 



History, of the Class of J906 

But we have had compensations. No succeeding class can ever have the personal intercourse with the Dean 
which was ours when numbers were few, no other can admire as we do, the fine tact and womanly strength of the 
head of the Library School, since no other can know the discomforts and inconveniences of the school's first year 
quarters. 

The Secretarial School, as well as the Library, suffered many disadvantages because of lack of equipment, but 
the organizing ability and good nature of its Head made these as light as possible. 

Experimenting with biology our Sophomore year, Dr. Hough gave a course in biological reading. This course 
was one of the compensations. After bearing enthusiastically the eulogies pronounced by those in the course, deep 
is the regret among all who failed to grasp the opportunity. We have had all too little of Dr. Hough's courses. But 
regret is unavailing now. 

We have come to the end of four happy years. Simmons is no longer an experiment. It has proved its useful- 
ness, but the standing which it is to take among other colleges rests upon its graduates. We, the "first class to enter 
thy portals so wide," are in these days of leaving, resolving in our hearts 

"For thy dear sake our lives shall be more fair." 

Laura Bragg. 



An Inky Glimpse into the Future 

Before me stood an immense bottle of writing ink, from which I was endeavoring to fill a " seZ/-filling " fountain 
pen, — one of the kind you screw up tightly and then loose at the critical moment when the ink is waiting to rush 
in. A lecture was scheduled in five minutes, and one of my youthful horrors being tardiness to class, I was in a great 
hurry, and therefore seemingly extra clumsy and slow. Suddenly a bell sounded. I jumped, striking the bottle 
with my elbow, and in a moment a flood of soaking black ink descended upon my highly valued clean blotter. With 
the exclamation of "Oh! fudge," which I reserve for the most aggravating circumstances, I started to dry up the 
deluge, — then paused and gazed in blank amazement at what was taking place before me. The ink seemed be- 
witched. Instead of settling in one damp, ominous blot, it was running here and there in definite lines, forming let- 
ters and figures. Was it hallucination (Psychology I) which led me to read in the characters the words " 1906 to be ? 
Hallucination or no, to me it was startlingly plain, and I immediately determined to cut class and to watch proceed- 
ings (for a moment, however, pausing to meditate on the necessity of an " absence blank" next day). After 1906 
to be" appeared the formation "Let him who runs read," and with the murmured remark "Let it which runs write, 
I glued my eyes upon the fascinating blotter. Before my astounded vision there proceeded a series of the most enlight- 
ening scenes I ever witnessed, so detailed and vivid that the voices of the pictured characters easily reached me. 

In clear view first I see the outlines of Europe and America, with an immense island of made land half way 
between them, and upon this isle an imposing structure with some quotation about Wisdom on it. By the archi- 
tecture (and Mr. Johnston's course) I recognize the genus library. Slowly the massive doors open, displaying the 
words, "International Library. Peace is the foundation of Growth and Power." At the librarian's desk, hair 
deceitfully demurely parted, sits a maiden familiar to us all. She peruses — neither a copy of Emerson nor yet of 
Elbert Hubbard! — but an ordinary telegram which reads " Come and organize our library — name your own price. 
Bess calmly takes a pad and decisively writes " Money no consideration to me. Impossible to do what you ask. Am 
pressingly busy at present deciding the German-American controversy as to whether capitalization in International 
Library Cards shall follow American or German practice. " I sigh, mentally calculating how much such a telegraphic 
communication will cost, but as I remember her famous ability to smooth ruffled feathers and to maintain desirable 
peace, I am confident the point mentioned, so vital to the world, will be amicably settled. Bess calmly turns back to 
the book she catalogues and I can read the title page, in irreproachable form, imprint given, including year of pub- 
lication, year of meditated publication, year of copyright, time of application for copyright — paging, in Arabics 
and Romans, etc. The title reads " A simple essay upon the new biological-chemical theory of life." — author, Laura 
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Bess takes a copy of "Who's who anywhere" and turns to the desired entry, which I read over her shoulder, 
"Bragg, Laura. Well-known American writer. List of works too long for publication. Consult Norris, Helen, 
Annotated bibliography of American books in last sixty years: Most notable work of Miss Bragg is a reminiscent 
history of the First Class of Simmons College. Chief book reviewer of America, renowned for rapidity." The last 
statement does not surprise me as I recollect the appalling number of books she absorbed during the English course. 
The entry goes on — but the picture fades away and a tropical scene presents itself. 

Bamboo houses fill the landscape, palms wave their ghostly handlike leaves, and upon all the sun beats with 
relentless vigor. It is some time before the geography of my childhood returns enough for me to recognize Cuba. 
As I meditate on the scene, a figure in immaculate white approaches, the purity of her costume in striking contrast 
to the dark little figures which cling on every side. Edythe Hanscom, for sure, cool and complacent as ever! I see 
her enter the schoolhouse and with admiration I note the characteristically systematic way in which she prepares 
for the day. When all is ready she looks up — removes her glasses — puts them on again — and then speaks. " A 
pleasant surprise for us to-day; — our Lady Beneficent plans a visit here." Cries of wild joy arise and before they 
have subsided a very grand equipage sweeps up the dusty road. In simple and majestic manner Gladys Litchfield 
alights. In a nonchalant fashion she throws a few gold dollars to the eager children (a little of the money she couldn't 
spend at Commencement), and then she and Edythe become so engrossed in conversation that the latter forgets her 
reputation as the best disciplinarian in the country and the children giggle and whisper at will. From the chat of 
the two I learn that Gladys is to found a model school with Edythe in charge. Surely it will be a success! 

A smoky, smoky picture merges into shape before me — dim, dusty, dark. Smoke, ah! yes, Pittsburg, and 
trotting imperturbably down the street comes Harriet G. Parker, casting a "tall, dark," shadow. Under her arm 
is a neat package of bibliography cards, and I am interested to learn that she has become the renowned bibliographer 
on — French literature — (some seed in Reference 4 fell on fertile ground!) I am not surprised to know that she 
is a great favorite with her co-workers, whom she easily and apparently without effort always persuades to her opinion 
— (one dimple is much more effective than two !) 

Then suddenly I am looking at an imposing structure, somewhat prisonlike in appearance. Over the door I 
read "Home for the Infirm and Feeble-minded" and I am sorely perplexed to decide what member of our class has 
thus ended a brilliant career. As I enter the building the first person I see is Edith Mason, and I gasp, "Why! I 
never observed any tendency in this direction in 1906." Then I remember a course in Institutional Management 
and in Household Architecture, and I realize that Edith is managing this remarkably well-governed institution. The 
floors are immaculate and with the exercise of my most vigorous lung powers (a fairly severe test !) I cannot raise an 
atom of dust. The polished woodwork serves as a mirror, and the furniture has that carelessly artistic arrangement 
which results from long years of training. Ah! Edith, I always knew a remarkable career was before you. 

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are before me, rooms filled with a laughing, joyous crowd. With the characteristic romantic tendency of innocent 
youth, I immediately conclude that I am viewing a wedding reception, and I feel shivers of ecstatic expectancy, 
even while I sigh, "I knew some member of our happy throng would be lured from the straight path of wisdom." 
Then while watching the people throng to and fro, I cogitate on whom I shall see when the bride becomes visible. 
"Surely, an H. E. girl," I meditate, remembering a famous article in a Sunday paper. But I am wrong, and as I 
catch a glimpse of the figure in white, I see it is Eleanor Young ; sweet, gracious, and charming as always. By her 
side stands a man whom I shall not describe, whose name I did not catch in the numerous introductions, and upon 
which I shall not surmise. My attention is attracted in the meantime by familiar faces in the crowd. There comes 
jaunty Josephine Abbott, now a teacher of commercial law and accounts, and following very closely is pretty Louise 
Smith, the charming secretary and confidante of a leading politician of the day. 

The next scene is pretty, too, but then, Alice Higgins is in it, you know. It is a very full meeting of some club, 
and as the speaker sits upon the platform, her face wears the habitual expression of complacent dignity. She rises 
and begins, " To-day I speak upon a subject which has interested me since my student days in one of your leading 
colleges — 'Public Documents.' " Tumultuous applause, and a talkative listener remarks to her neighbor, "Her 
specialty, you know." In firm and assured manner our pretty speaker lays down the law for awhile and then con- 
cludes, "I shall be glad to answer any objections." Again the loquacious auditor, "I wager she will; — perhaps she 
can't argue," then adding as an afterthought, "but she always is so nice about it, you don't mind the hits." 

As I meditate upon the truth of these remarks, the scene fades away, leaving before me a mysterious haze. The 
shadowy figures, barely discernible through the golden mist, I discover to be Flossy Finley, Ella Waite, Agnes Rear- 
don, Lucy Reid and Winnifred Farrell, but I am completely nonplussed to know why they are thus pictured in gold. 
Expectantly, like Sir Galahad (a reference familiarized by numerous trips to the B. P. L., with its remarkably swift 
delivery system) I await an explanation. Then as a burst of sunshine thro' a gray cloud, an idea comes and I realize 
why these five are honored in gold. "Speech is silver but silence is golden." "This is in connection with class 
meetings " I think, and, as gradually the golden cloudiness clears, I see that Florence Finley is conscientiously index- 
ing, Ella Waite writing "Short cuts to shorthand," Lucy Reid "Complicated Cookery," Agnes Reardon "Simplified 
Stenography " and Winnifred Farrell carefully and apparently happily cataloging. 

Suddenly, before I am half satisfied with this fleeting glimpse, a double image appears, and I begin to think 
my eyes are affected. Why should I see Grace Knowles as two ? I am distinctly puzzled, until it penetrates to my 
cortex (Psychology I again) that the lady in question is standing before a mirror. "But" I cry, "Grace Knowles 
before a glass, why she never thinks about her looks." When I learn, however, that she has become the standard 
by which portraits of beautiful women are regulated, I do not wonder that she occasionally takes a look at herself. 

Next appears before me a hall, immense in size — Symphony would be lost in it — and yet I see this building 
crowded, people standing everywhere. There is the hush of expectancy until a silver haired figure enters, gowned 



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in black with a wonderful lattice-work bodice of green panne velvet. With a smile, no, a chuckle! she accepts the 
enthusiastic applause and then raises her baton. The chorus of white-robed damsels rise and as one mighty body 
fill the hall with their voices. " Marvellous leading," "superb directing" is everywhere audible. Among the singers 
are many familiar faces : Anna Ellis, Grace Knowles, Gertrude King and others. After the chorus piece there is 
preparation for a solo and I am puzzled when I see the peculiar piano. The key board is unusually long, the notes 
going several octaves higher than is customary. Fortunately a member of the audience enlightens me by remarking 
"She has to have a special piano for her accompaniments, as her voice is so extraordinarily high in range." "How 
stupid — I might have known," I think, vividly recalling some of Florence's high executions in there-echoing halls of 
the Fenway building. But other wonders are awaiting me in this same picture. Another solo is awaited and soon 
a familiar figure enters with quiet self-assurance. Not a trace of nervousness can I discern, and so it is that while 
the face is Anna Ellis', the calm composure makes me question my eyes for a moment. But I am in no doubt when 
a mellow, deep contralto voice rings out; passionate, rich, and perfectly controlled. The audience applauds most 
vigorously and I find myself clapping and crying, "We knew you could do it — the Glee Club did the work." 

A most interesting study now is revealed. A series of torture chambers lies before me; a chain of rooms, in each 
of which an examination is in process. I see students with wild, hunted expressions, some in utter despair, others 
in melancholy despondency. Then a girl enters room No. I, and taking a paper reading at the top "two hours," she 
calmly views it for a moment. After ten minutes of easy and effortless writing, she serenely rises and passes to room 
II, while the harassed victims gaze after her in wonder and with envy. So she proceeds through the series and after 
the final test appears as the same placid Emma Conner. Her practice at Simmons has stood her in good stead and 
now she travels as the " Examination Wonder" to show how it may be done. 

But interested as I am in this novel scene, the ink relentlessly blots it and there is pictured a tall girl, dark and 
graceful. She sits — at a piano, and I know her to be Gertrude King. The music upon the rack for awhile attracts 
all my attention — a sheet of paper covered with weird hieroglyphics. Finally I discover that she plays from a 
score of musical shorthand and as easily as though the notes were those intelligible to ordinary mortals. She has 
become the famous "shorthand accompanist," a position, I understand, demanding a phenomenal salary. Inci- 
dentally I note that on the piano lies a copy of the Philistine. Faithful yet, Gertrude ? 

The piece of music, however, has a fascination for me, and I again scan it to see if I can decipher any. I am re- 
paid for my trouble by discovering the title and composer," 06 Reveries " by one Helen Cashman. " Well," I think,"it's 
cheerful to know that in the future there will be some '06 reverying"; at present a good march, " '06 Hustling, " would 
be more apropos. I listen awhile to the exquisite melody of the piece, with its pathos and joy, but it grows faint 
and gradually dies away, and the scene gives place to a view of the slummiest slums of Boston. Tall, dirty tene- 
ments rise close and dingy, the streets are filled with a throng of tough youngsters, while men and women lounge in 
the doorways. I am not long puzzled to know whom I shall see here, for knowing her propensity for sociological 



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work and her unalterable line of once determined action, who else shall it be but Elsie Metcalf ? There she is, climb- 
ing rickety stairs, investigating dark holes and serving as a guide and mainstay to all the people of the district. 

Then suddenly a photograph flashes before me, but of whom I cannot distinguish. Then when in the corner I 
notice the signature "Partridge," I guess it is Miss Moseley. I am assured of the correctness of my surmise when 
below the picture I see written the remarks, 

Miss Mary Moseley. 
Foremost Cautious Economist of the day. 
Renowned for her motto: 
"Let us do nothing rash." 

Next Mary Rathbun appears, and I wonder what she is capable of doing after her strenuous year at Simmons. 
But she is working as energetically as ever, and by overhearing remarks I learn she has become chief reorganizer of 
broken and breaking college organizations. Her time is filled to the utmost and yet she trots about as smilingly as 
though never a care had she. 

A pompadour comes hobbling along and beneath it I discover the familiar face of Teddy Winn, a pile of heavy 
books under her arm and a broad smile upon her lips. She is on the way to give her famous imitative monologue 
of — we won't say whom, — but I remember well her powers in that direction and how I wish I could go to hear 
her — I know that even I should enjoy a hearty laugh. Behind her comes a tall fair girl and I am slightly amused 
to learn that Annie Studley is a governess to seven small children — and yet she smiles! 

As I look at these two there flashes into sight a wonderful building, entirely of glass. Every window I observe 
(with accuracy bred of cataloging) is raised six and three-quarter inches, every ventilator open two and seven-eighths 
inches and every door tightly shut. As I look about, I suddenly hear, "Well! I simply cannot stand it!" and a fam- 
iliar figure moves to a window to raise it to seven inches. How that brings back old times ! As I watch, the figure 
speaks again, " Really, I shall faint," and the window reaches seven and one-quarter inches. It would be amusing 
were it not pathetic, and when I see a nurse enter and soothingly whisper, "It's all right, it's all right," I assure you 
I am on the verge of tears. Such a career as I marked for Minerva Hubbard, and to see her here in an asylum for 
monomaniacs, is indeed frightful in its pathos. Even while I think, she closes the window, opens a door — but I 
shut my eyes to obliterate the affecting scene and when I open them I am happy to look upon a promisingly cheerful 
view. May Hurley is shorthanding at a blinding rate with her right hand, typewriting at the same time with her 
left. A man is dictating to her and from the letter it is easily deducted that May is chief secretary to a prominent 
shoe manufacturer. As I watch he draws a check for her salary, but it would be discouraging to name the sum. It 
is the reward of four years of A's and H's and is made up of many ciphers, — well preceded. 

This scene gradually changes into a picture presenting every color, shade, tint and hue. It is dazzling, blinding, 
and I am bewildered until in the midst of the turmoil I see mild little Edith Emery. When I know that she has be- 



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come chemical experimenter of the New National Chemical Institution I am a bit disappointed. I should have 
thought the experiences of our four years would have been sufficient to keep her from the cruel occupation of brew- 
ing heathenish concoctions for innocent Chemistry I. victims to un-brew. 

But if this picture saddens me a bit I am brightened as the last view flashes onto the field. There is Lucy Elder 
addressing an interested audience upon the subject, "Our rights, — shall they be ignored?" and I am so interested 
in listening to the decided and novel views presented that it seems no time before the scene becomes indistinct and 
finally disappears. In vain I wait for more, it is over, this glimpse, imperfect though it be, into the uncertain future 
and before me there lies a very soiled, ink-bespattered blotter. 

But the pictures have left me a bit dreamy and so it seems very suitable when suddenly from somewhere I catch 
the strains of Rubinstein's Melody in F, and the words reach me, " Come 1906, lift your voices in song, here round 
the red rose we ever will throng." I gaze a little reflectively through the open window into the green budding Fen- 
way, the sky a transparent blue, the earth wearing a wonderfully hopeful aspect. Then there drifts into sight a 
white cloud and I wish what I have done so often before, that I were a poet, then I am sure this cloud would be the 
class of 1906 on the sea of life and I should find there a beautiful simile. But it's of no use, — I'm not a poet and 
the scene to me simply means; "We're a pretty fair sort of class after all, and a mighty good crowd of comrades, and 
though we may seemingly drift far apart in years to ccme, yet will we always be bound together by the strong bonds 
of college memories." 

Theresa B. Wallet. 



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